Champale Anderson is making a difference in her community, one lunch at a time. In the past five years Champale has provided a lunch bag with sandwiches and snacks to any child who knocks on her door and asks, says Fox 2 News.
The woman from St. Louis is a mother of six herself, who knows how important it is to have a good meal. She is also aware that there are families in her neighborhood who can’t afford the cost or in some cases the time to prepare snacks for their children. Because of that she has an open door policy.
Outside her home hangs a handwritten sign that reads “Champ Tears Drops, free snacks anytime. Donations welcome.”
"I'm just trying to help the kids that don't have enough at home or just hungry after school. I been doing this out my own money and i'm just reaching out," Champale says on her GoFundMe page.
All donations help her purchase the items that for the lunch bags. They goodies range from peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fruit, cookies, juice, snacks and “a few surprises for her special babies.”
Champale remembers noticing that the kids were always hungry when they got off the school bus. Now they run to her door as soon as they get out of school, excited to see what their lunch will be. Sometimes parents even bring their kids to get the food, she said.
Her goal is to fix more than 100 bags and make her in-home operation mobile in the future.